SYNOPSIS: Researchers from the University of Chichester examined the dosing and duration effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract on fat oxidation during brisk walking.
Under controlled conditions, participants took 600mg of CurraNZ every day for two weeks. The subjects performed a 30-minute moderate-intensity walking test at day 7 and day 14, in which their use of fat and carbohydrate were measured.
The study showed:
Conclusion: Previously it was not known whether daily intake of New Zealand blackcurrant extract CurraNZ was required for its effectiveness, with this study confirming that longer intake is better and blackcurrant helps the body rely on fat as an energy source if taken every day.
The abstract was presented at the International Sports and Exercise Nutrition Conference in Newcastle, UK, in December 2018. Click here to read the poster